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Kronos Quartet – Jan. 19, 8 p.m. – Mandeville, $16

From performing the Golden Globe-nominated soundtrack for “The Fountain” to collaborating with rock legend David Bowie and even beat poet Allen Ginsberg, the Kronos Quartet has never seen predictability as an option — their material includes the rock god chords of Jimi Hendrix and the Icelandic postmodern mysticism of Sigur Ros. Celebrating over 30 years of eclecticism, the band of four return to UCSD Jan. 19 for an equally unconventional concert featuring various classical pieces and, of course, their now famous “Requiem for a Dream Suite” from the junkie film of the same name. Shaking classical traditions is the Kronos’ business, which makes for an exciting adventure in sound. It won’t be your average evening at the concert hall. (CM)